King 1935 ‘Zephyr’ Eb Alto, Series I #173k (Archived)

1935-7 King Zephyr Alto, Series 1

Price: $SOLD
  • Year:  1935-7
  • Make:  King
  • Model:  Zephyr I
  • Status:  Sold!
  • Finish: Original
  • Serial Number: 173,xxx

Late 1930's King Zephyr alto was King's pro line at that time.  Lacquer is original but spotty (not that pretty) with brown and clay colors, at about 60% coverage.  These are very strong horns with a medium bright sound, but flexible with different mouthpieces.  Serial is # 173,xxx, really nice engraving.   It has had our Complete repad with Selmer Style plastic resonators,  keywork is nice and tight, no play.  We removed a couple dents from the bow and a slight push at the thumbrest and bell to body tube support, otherwise this one was in really excellent overall physical condition.   Original case  included, in fair shape.

If this was around when we started naming them, it may have earned "Ugly Butter": everyone's face changed first, when opening the case, second!, after playing her! WOW what a sweet, sweet, tone!


Sound file: Five Digit selmer mk vi, vs. a '36 zephyr, vs a SML Rev D 

Item #: WSS